Joseph Gates White

Brief Life History of Joseph Gates

When Joseph Gates White was born on 30 August 1830, in Milford, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Calvin White, was 33 and his mother, Apphia Stowell, was 31. He married Phebe Ellis on 1 December 1870, in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States in 1892 and Pulaski, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States in 1905. He died on 1 January 1906, in Richland, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pulaski Village Cemetery, Pulaski, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gates White
1830–1906
Phebe Ellis
1834–1874
Marriage: 1 December 1870
George Waterson White
1872–1941
Allen Gates White
1874–1938

Sources (9)

  • George G White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J Gates White, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Gates White, "New York State Census, 1892"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.

Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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